Location: M2A 5,2
Size: .5 feet
Biography: Arthur (1834-1921) Pougin was a French violinist and writer. He gave up performance early in his career in order to devote himself to writing. He is known as one of the founders of French musicology and wrote numerous articles and books on musical subjects, primarily music theater. He was music editor for Larousse's Dictionaire universel. His most important work was a biography of Verdi.
Provenance: Sibley Music Library purchased Pougin's personal library after his death. The library itself was dispersed throughout Sibley's collections, but a card index of it survives in the special collections department. This collection of iconography was acquired with the library, but remained unprocessed until the present.
Scope and Content: The collection represents a working collection of iconography, almost exclusively images of composers. The collection consists entirely of commercial, mass-produced prints of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Associations: The department's Iconography Collection contains many items of similar nature. This collection has also been entered in the iconography database.
Series Name: Ephemera
Series Description: This series consists entirely of prints of musicians and composers.